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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Bloomington, Edina, Golden Valley to Hold Community Event on National Day of Racial Healing

Edina, Minn., Jan. 6, 2022 – The cities of Bloomington, Edina and Golden Valley will host a special virtual community event on the National Day of Racial Healing, Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The event, “Finding Calm in Chaos: Radial Self-Care in Uncertain Times” will be held via Zoom 6-7:30 p.m. and led by keynote speaker Dr. Joi Lewis of Joi Unlimited after an opening by the organizers. 

“This session is a gift of time and space for us to take a big deep breath together in community,” Joi said. “We will hold space to interrupt the effects of toxic stress and trauma, particularly with the challenges of the world pandemic and racial injustice. We will explore the practices of radical self-care and for being ‘awake’ that can help create space for wellness through the four simple practices of the Orange Method of Healing Justice.”

The four simple practices of the Orange Method of Healing Justice are meditation, mindfulness, emotional liberation and conscious movement, or, as Joi describes them, “Get grounded. Get present. Get free. Get unstuck.”

Jan. 18, 2022, will be the sixth annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day was established in 2017 to share stories, deepen relationships and build trust to create a more just and equitable world.

For more information about Joi, visit joiunlimited.com. To join the Jan. 18 event, visit bit.ly/dayofracialheal with passcode 150141. For more information about the event, contact the City of Bloomington’s Racial Equity Coordinator at fjackson@bloomingtonmn.gov.

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